Saturday, June 1, 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day: June Theme Day - The beauty of decay

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I haven't yet figure out how to link this post directly to the others, by that I mean so that you can easily find other posts on today's theme. I think if you click on the link above, though, you'll come across lots of them.

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Vintage Chevrolet 3200 pickup truck, seen on the street in Portland, Oregon. Decay has set in, rust and dents. Yet, this vehicle remains as beautiful and useful. Back to the Mother's Day Mini-Vacation tomorrow.

40 comments:

RedPat said...

And not past the point of no return!

Merisi said...

Amazing it is still running - the hubcaps are quite shiny.

cieldequimper said...

Well perhaps gross :-) but so cool to photograph!

LOLfromPasa said...

That truck is in need of some tender loving care...a great restoration project for what looks like a classic truck to me :).

paul said...

Nostalgia adds beauty - great theme day shots.

Sharon said...

And it keeps on working!

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Une décrépitude belle et mélancolique à la fois... et de beaux bleus !

Virginia said...

HA, I have an old blue that lives in my neighborhood. It hasn't moved in years.
V

Barbara Farr said...

Nothing beats a Chevy, except maybe a photo of one!

Jo said...

great photo for theme day.

Jack said...

A little rubbing compound and paint would go a long way here . . .

LONDONLULU said...

Haha, I like that it's a good kind of gross:) Wonderful vintage truck and still going strong it seems!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Gotta love an old pick up truck! Provenance!

magiceye said...

Indeed! Lovely find and capture!

Randy said...

Great choice for theme day. I love it.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love to find old trucks and this one is a charmer! The blue has aged well. I once found a pre-1930s Dodge truck abandoned on a mountain trail in North Carolina... beautiful decay in your Chevy.

Bises,
Genie

Tamera said...

Excellent choice for theme day... I like the close ups especially!

Kay said...

This looks like it may be someone's weekend project. The hubcaps are a giveaway! There are lots of gents on the Olympic Peninsula who would be overjoyed to get their hands on an old beauty like this.

Kris said...

everything is fading on this truck except for the shiny brand! cool :)

and to be parked next to the mercedez, it can hold it own!

Adele said...

I like the way the blue of the trick is picked up all around the photo. The truck is a beauty!

Carraol said...

Beautiful image, love these kind of classics!

Marleen said...

It's great to see them still around. Nice choice for the theme!

wilf said...

Have to say, the 'aging' makes it looks 'antique'....:)

Gerald (SK14) said...

The link you want is http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/june-theme-day-beauty-of-decay_30.html

Karl Demetz said...

Perfect choice for the theme!
Nice close ups.

Zosia said...

Beautiful car. I love the colours on the first photo, the blue set against the brick of the building.
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Birdman said...

I could survive with this truck in my driveway.

Jim said...

Great old truck.

VP said...

I like it, but probably the details are better than the overall picture...

Deb said...

Nice montage and what a great looking old truck.

Small City Scenes said...

Used everyday I imagine. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. MB

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

Yes, it is a lovely chevrolet pick up.
I love the vintage cars, trucks, ...

Spiderdama said...

Wow, this is very cool. I love this car:-)

Antjas said...

I like how the rust and blue is picked up in the building! They just don't make them like they used to. I wonder if it has air conditioning though.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Still doing the job it was made for.

Aurore said...

Nice mosaic of an old pick up. And the "Gross" was very funny ;)
Thanks for stopping by in my blog in Nimes, France!

CaT said...

cool!
i also like to take such pics of the signs on those old cars...

JM said...

These are such nice rusty details! Great job.

Stuart said...

This truck and I have a lot in common. We're both "vintage"! Great post for theme day.

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Nice picture with great atmosphere.